Person struck by Metra train near Wheaton, trains halted

Trains were stopped in both directions about 6:15 p.m.

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Metra UP-W trains were halted Jan. 29, 2020, after a person was hit by a train near Wheaton.

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A person was struck by a Metra train Wednesday near west suburban Wheaton. 

The Union Pacific-West line train was outbound towards Elburn about 6:12 p.m. when it struck someone near Wheaton, according to a tweet on the Metra UP-W account. 

Inbound and outbound trains were halted, Metra said. Passengers are asked to look for alternative transportation. 

The person’s condition was not immediately clear. 

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